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English definition of “put a gloss on sth”

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put a gloss on sth

to emphasize the good parts of something that has been done, especially those that are to your advantage, and to avoid the bad parts: Politics is all about putting a good gloss on unpleasant or difficult situations.
(Definition of put a gloss on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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